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What is Done During Endodontic Surgery?

Posted on 7/13/2019 by Dr. Simon K Choyee
What is Done During Endodontic Surgery?Most people are not familiar with the term endodontic surgery They may guess that it has something to do with their mouth and teeth because of the term endodontic, but that is all they may know There are plenty of people that will need endodontic surgery, so it is a good idea for people to learn more about it.

Reasons for Endodontic Surgery

If a tooth has a cavity, a filling is put into place to save the tooth. If that is not enough, a root canal can help. When the root canal is not good enough, endodontic surgery could provide the answer. There are several reasons for the need for this type of surgery.

The surgery can help with a diagnosis. When a person has a problem that we cannot diagnose through x-rays and other methods, the surgery could provide the answer to the problem. Surgery can also help widen the canal is too narrow for traditional instruments or when a root canal did not heal properly or becomes infected.

The Most Common Surgery

The most common form of endodontic surgery is an apicoectomy. During this procedure the gum tissue near the affected tooth is opened up to provide access to the underlying bone. This allows for the removal of infected or inflamed tissue. It is also possible to remove the end of the root. Once that is done a small filling can be put into place and the sutures are put in place to help heal with healing.

Other Types of Surgery

While the apicoectomy is the most common type of surgery, there are other forms of endodontic surgery. These include dividing a tooth, repairing a damaged root or removing a root. Another procedure is a reimplantation where the tooth is removed, treated and reimplanted.

Endodontic surgery is more common than many people realize. Learning more about it is the best way to know if it is something that can help you.

For more information about this or any other oral health issue, contact our office to schedule an appointment.
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